The study of a foreign language requires serious commitment to completing homework and maintaining active daily in-class participation to acquire the necessary skills to advance to the next level of instruction. It is strongly recommended that students feel confident that they have acquired the skills and proficiency at one level before advancing to the next year. Enrollment into an intermediate or advanced foreign language course may also be determined by an assessment by the Foreign Language Department.
French IP: (2 semesters) CSU/UC
Students should have a good knowledge of the English language. This is a beginning course in French conversation, grammar, and reading. Audio-visual techniques are used extensively.
French IIP: (2 semesters) CSU/UC
This course is a continuation of French IP. Emphasis in this course is on reading, writing, and grammar. It is strongly recommended that students should have successfully completed French IP.
French IIIP: (2 semesters) CSU/UC
It is strongly recommended that students should have successfully completed French IP and French IIP. A review of French grammar is followed by readings from contemporary literary works. Class discussions and written assignments form the basis of the course.
French IVP: (2 semesters) CSU/UC
It is strongly recommended that students should have successfully completed French IIIP. This course involves much reading in both prose and poetry. Great emphasis is placed on the spoken language, grammar on an advanced level, and composition.
French IV AP: (2 semesters) CSU/UC
Participation in this course is for students with the proficiency of three years high level, high intensity French language study who desire to prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination in French literature. Students will develop the ability to read and analyze French literature critically through oral and written communication in the French language. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination in May, which will enable them to receive college credit in French.
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